​Microsoft adopts Google's Go language into Azure

In what at first glance seems an unlikely pairing, Microsoft is bringing Google's open-source Go language into its Azure cloud.

RALEIGH, NC -- Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure, announced at All Things Open, that Microsoft is adding "experimental support" for Google's open-source Go language, into its Azure cloud service.

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Go was invented by Google in 2007 to support faster programming on massive and high performance distributed systems. It's been called the operating system for data centers. Over time, though, Go's moved downward into smartphones and tablets.

The language has also been gathering more and more developers. By analysis house Red Monk's count, which "compares the performance of programming languages relative to one another on GitHub and Stack Overflow," Go is rapidly becoming a very popular language.

For more information on how to use Go to power web sites on Azure App Service, see the Running Go Applications on Azure App Service blog posting.

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